May your scares be the fun ones and the candy be delicious!
Today I got the main part of the body knitting done. I mentioned earlier that for the last design section, I was going to just knit the gold on rows where there were enough stitches in a pattern repeat to make it worth while, and then duplicate stitch in the rest. Here it is almost… Continue reading Ixchel Update
For those who have been reading along for a while, you may remember that this March I did a few experiments in felting, which I vaguely planned to continue someday. Well, that day is finally here! In the earlier experiments, I knit two equal sized squares each of 100% wool yarn and a wool/alpaca blend. … Continue reading I Felt a Curiosity 2
If you keep an eye on the gansey-knitting book options (and if not, why not?) you are likely aware that Beth Brown-Reinsel has just put out an update on her 1993 classic, Knitting Ganseys. If not, you just learned something new! What is a gansey? Chapter 1 in both versions helpfully answers that question. Ganseys… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Knitting Ganseys Update
My Ixchel sweater is coming along pretty well! I have about 25 rows left for the body, and then ribbing. Toward the bottom, where I am now, the stars start to thin out, and there are a lot of rows with 12 or more stitches between single gold stitches. So I decided to go back… Continue reading Ixchel Update
This was a weird week for me. Unless something unexpected happens, I just got home from what was very likely my last work trip for this job. I have been doing this particular job for 7 years, and over the last month or two began the process of passing it on to someone else. So… Continue reading Some Unaccustomed Feels
Lots of things are happening, but my camera is mislaid, so I have no pictures of any of it. Hopefully this will be fixed in the next couple of days. This weekend was my 23rd wedding anniversary! So DH and I have been celebrating and just generally being mushy. 🙂 Ixchel is progressing nicely! I… Continue reading Progress on Various Fronts